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September 11 Attacks

Wreath laying, moment of silence in Bel Air honors 9/11 victims

Wreath laying, moment of silence in Bel Air honors 9/11 victims

The weather in downtown Bel Air was gray and misty Tuesday morning, but, as Harford County Executive Barry Glassman recalled, it had been clear and sunny on another Tuesday morning 17 years ago when terrorists attacked the United States using hijacked airplanes, killing nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001.

“It was the brightest and bluest sky I think I had ever seen on a fall morning,” Glassman said during a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the county administration building Tuesday morning.

Between 75 and 100 people attended. Many were county employees, as well as a few people passing by, according to county government spokesperson Cindy Mumby.

The gathering...

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